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Heart Disease Video Series

Heart or cardiovascular disease is a major topic. And although heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S., 80 percent of heart disease and stroke are preventable. A healthy heart is at the center of good health - make it a priority today. To learn more about our cardiac services please call (831) 462-7707.

What is heart disease?

Heart disease includes many parts of the heart and may cause complications with the electrical system, circulatory system, or structural problems with the valves of the heart.

What is a common type of heart disease?

One of the most common types of heart disease is related to clogged arteries which may lead to heart attacks.

Is heart disease preventable?

There’s much that can be done to prevent heart disease starting with a healthy lifestyle. Exercise, a healthy diet, maintaining a good weight and not smoking are all very impactful.

How is heart disease treated?

Heart disease can be treated in a variety of ways including lifestyle improvements or simple medications.

What does it mean to "know your numbers"?

Regarding the prevention of heart disease, one of the most vital factors is to “know your numbers” including your cholesterol value and your blood pressure.

Why is it important to track blood pressure?

High blood pressure is a very powerful risk factor for stroke and heart disease. Blood pressure tends to creep up. On average, we increase our blood pressure one point every year so as a result, hypertension is very common even in someone who’s maintained normal blood pressure throughout their life.